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the first week of june we packed up for a week of camp. all three of our children have had the best experience here. ask me and i will tell you it is the gold standard of christian youth camps. this was mary claire and i's first teen camp. it all started when my friend paige invited us to join her and her girls. we invited my niece, mary claire invited a friend, liza invited a friend... word got out that a group was attending look up and within a week we had filled up two rooms.  

one of my favorite things about this camp is one of the very things that makes it unpopular with some. they do not allow campers to have cell-phones!  {praise!}  "look up believes that once distractions are removed, campers find themselves surrounded by God’s creation, an environment that turns their minds to Him and to the eternal and away from the world."

replacing cell phones with bibles... {praise!}
my heart was leaping for joy see the girls spend their free time enjoying walks in nature, girl talks. hair braiding hair, making up silly games and songs instead of surfing the internet... and not  complaining about it... divine intervention :) 

it rained quite a bit. our morning devotionals usually started with, "today we are going to give thanks in the rain! we are going to replace complaining with praise... even when it is a torrential down pour and everything we own is wet!" 

and they did!! another praise! i was so thankful for allison and her amazing house keeping skills! thanks to her everything stayed neat and organized. 
i loved spending time with this lady! love her!

each day the girls would write down a thought for the day. the camp topic was apologetics. so towards the end of the week the thoughts turned to questions... questions that were often so deep allison and i needed time to research. 
my favorite things was always the same...
all these GIRLS!

i loved most of all spending time with this sweet young lady! 

Hurt said...

Awesome! Love this. Camping ministry is close to my heart.

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